Cultural Considerations in Forensic Mental Health Assessment

Presented By Barry Rosenfeld, PhD, ABPP
Barry Rosenfeld, PhD, ABPP

10 hours | 10 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on Cultural Considerations in Forensic Assessmentis presented by Barry Rosenfeld, PhD, ABPP

This program covers a range of issues related to the forensic Assessmentof individuals from diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. The last decade has witnessed a surge in awareness of the inherent challenges when applying forensic evaluation techniques to individuals from a different culture. Indeed, the expectation that clinicians will maintain an adequate level of “cultural considerations” in both clinical practice and research has never been greater. This training program incorporates the ever-growing research literature on culture and forensic Assessment and culminates in a number of guidelines for “best practices.”  The training program begins with relevant background on the construct of “cultural co” and recent legal decisions that have addressed the importance of culturally appropriate Assessmenttechniques. The training program topics follow the timeline of a typical evaluation, with a review of issues and solutions that can be implemented prior to the evaluation begins, such as the role of pre-evaluation cultural research and adaptations to traditional procedures for eliciting consent. This is followed by a review of issues and recommendations for conducting the interview itself, including selection and training of translators, identifying culturally unique symptoms or behaviors, and interpretation of observed behaviors and reported symptoms.  Finally, the training program focuses on decision-making regarding psychological testing and the interpretation of test results. Relevant ethical issues related to cross-cultural forensic Assessmentwill be integrated throughout the training program, as appropriate. Case vignettes are injected throughout the training program to highlight relevant issues and techniques and elicit audience participation.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the principles of cultural competence in psychological evaluations

Describe forms of cultural biases that can impact forensic consultation

Describe steps necessary before evaluating individuals of diverse cultural background

Describe how to train and utilize interpreters in forensic assessment

Describe Assessment and interview data in culturally diverse settings

Describe appropriate and inappropriate psychological tests that can be used with individuals of particular cultural backgrounds.

Describe ethical standards to their cross-cultural Assessmentpractice

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Presented By

Barry Rosenfeld, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Barry Rosenfeld is a clinical forensic psychologist whose clinical work primarily involves psychological evaluations of criminal defendants and civil litigants. These evaluations encompass a wide range of psycho-legal issues, including criminal law issues (competence to stand trial, mental state...

Curriculum

1. Introduction

2. Importance of Culture

3. Clinical Evaluation

4. Working with Translators

5. Approaches to Assessment

6. Assessment of Feigning

7. Violence Risk Assessment

8. Concluding Thoughts

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